Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Woe unto him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashions it, What make you? or your work, He has no hands? Isaiah 45 : 9
LISTEN : Countless times people strive with God over who they are. They argue with Him over what they feel is not right in their physique (bodily makeup) and nature. They choose to dwell on their inabilities instead of improving on their lives. They forgot the fact that what we are cannot stop what we can be. Everyone is created with some special abilities. Whether you are a cripple, blind, dumb, deaf, dullard, or whatever; there is ability in you. God’s grace can turn weakness into strength. (Joel 3 : 10 ; 2 Corinthians 12 : 9). However, until you accept yourself you cannot discover it. The day you cease to be angry with God and yourself you will discover your overlooked inherent abilities. Rather than complain and mourn your deficiencies, why not focus on what you can do to improve on your life. Arguing and blaming God for anything or everything is a dangerous thing to do. Our verse of the day says, ” Woe unto him that strives with his Maker!…” (Isaiah 45 : 9). The New Living Translation of the Bible puts it this way, ““What sorrow awaits those who argue with their Creator. Does a clay pot argue with its maker? Does the clay dispute with the one who shapes it, saying, ‘Stop, you’re doing it wrong!’ Does the pot exclaim, ‘How clumsy can you be?’” Beloved, you are not a mistake. Your condition cannot hinder you either. Just make up your mind to be useful. If there is a willing heart, no matter your condition you can achieve what many people cannot achieve in their completeness. So, stop making your life miserable. Be wise!
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Do not strive with God your maker, rather accept yourself and glorify God for who you are.
2. Do not allow your inability to hinder you, instead, determine to turn it to your strength
3. Channel your energy towards discovering what you can do better with your life.
4. Stop complaining about your deficiencies and making your life miserable; rather improve on it
Daily Prayer : Dear Lord, the creator of heaven and earth. I bless your name for the opportunity to come into this world. Therefore, I am not bothered about my deficiencies, but thankful for your love, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Task : Beloved, make up your mind to be useful. If there is a willing heart, no matter your condition you can achieve what many people cannot achieve in their completeness.
Daily Reflection : Everyone is created with some special abilities. Whether you are a cripple, blind, dumb, deaf, duller, or whatever; there is ability in you. They are only discovered when we dig deep.
Daily Quote : “The weak are yet weak because they lack self – motivation; truly, what we are cannot stop what we can be.”
Today In History : February 28, 1066 Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opens its doors.
Say This : Today, I confess that God is good to me. No matter what I go through, or what I am He is good to me. I will serve and praise Him as long as I live, in Jesus ‘ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration : You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, may God bless and protect you. May you acknowledge, serve and praise Him as long as you live, in Jesus ‘ name,
Stunning Fact : Did you know a chameleons tongue is twice the length of its body?
(Only For Those who are Yet to Acknowledge Jesus Christ As Lord And Saviour)
Please Say This Prayer:
Almighty God, I thank you for this opportunity. I know I am a sinner, and I cannot help myself. Forgive my sin and accept me as your own. Today, I acknowledge Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Saviour. The evil I used to do, I will do them no more. Henceforth, I offer myself as instrument of righteousness to you. Thank you because I am born again, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Praise God! You Are Now Born Again
THEN DO THE FOLLOWING THINGS:
> Having been saved, look for a Bible believing church and fellowship with the brethren to sustain your faith.
> Read the Bible and meditate in the word of God on a daily basis.
> Pray daily and dedicate yourself to the LORD’s service.
GOD BLESS YOU